Nicole has taught for taught for 6 years in the public schools. Enriching her students lives through the study of General Science, Geophysical Science, Biology, and Physics has given her an understanding of common pitfalls that students face and how best to handle them. She is also an adjunct instructor at a local University in their Science Department.
Through the use of hands-on teaching and brain-based learning, students are able to come to their own understanding of the material. Nicole also believes that the Internet is a powerful tool and that web-based simulations can be invaluable in assisting students in their understanding. Nicole has also worked to provide a vast array of science video questions. Having students take notes during a video increases their retention from the video and gives them something to take home and study. Through creating fill-in-the-blank video note guides, students can get comprehensive notes to take home while having enough time to both appreciate the video and get the notes.
State of Michigan Certified for state objective content in grades 7-12 in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Presenter ï¿½ Professional Development Days at West Bloomfield High School (Topics: ï¿½New Teacher Strategiesï¿½ and ï¿½Increasing Parent and Student Communication Through the Use of E-mailï¿½) Coach of Science Research Club at West Bloomfield High School, with students selected to compete at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005). Presenter ï¿½ Michigan Science Teacherï¿½s Association, March 15th 2003 (ï¿½Using Simulations to Enhance Understanding of Basic Chemistry Conceptsï¿½) Head Coach of West Bloomfield High Schoolï¿½s Science Olympiad Team with teams competing at state-level competition for the first time in school history for two consecutive years (2004 and 2005)
BS- Michigan State University in Interdisciplinary Biological Science Chemistry and Physics minors MA- Michigan State University in Curriculum and Teaching
Please consider talking to your media and technology specialists about the possibility of installing Shockwave and Flash Media Player on your school computers. They open up a wide array of educational opportunities for your students. Also, have you checked your public library for videos? Most public library's have a selection of videos (like Bill Nye) and would be happy to loan them to you.